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Duchesne Fund for Ministry 2018

As members of the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation, we are committed to addressing the needs of those who suffer from injustice. Our Constitutions state: “Wherever we are sent, whatever our work may be, our lives will be inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus…expressed in a thirst for working towards justice and peace in the world in response to the cry of the poor.” (Constitutions §13) Members of this province serve the poor and marginalized in a variety of settings. In order to extend this service, the Duchesne Fund for Ministry was established to support RSCJ and those with whom we collaborate on projects which reflect Gospel values.  Duchesne Fund for Ministry grants are awarded to projects serving the poor and marginalized within the United States.  (The Society’s International Solidarity Fund, Canadian Donation Fund, and some Network schools fund projects outside the United States.)  


Following the calls of the General Chapters of 2008 and 2016, the province collaborates with others to assist those who search for justice, those who seek meaning in their lives, and those who have been hurt, displaced, or excluded for reasons of poverty, violence, and destruction of the environment.  Duchesne Fund for Ministry grants are awarded to projects that benefit:

  • women
  • children
  • young adults
  • migrants and refugees
  • undocumented persons

who suffer the effects of:

  • poverty
  • marginalization
  • human trafficking
  • homelessness
  • environmental hazards